More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Rice cake pounding Saturday in Colorado Springs celebrates Japanese New Year

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Those who marked the arrival of 2015 with a pounding head and wasted day can take a mulligan and restart the year right - by pounding rice at a traditional New Year's Mochitsuki celebration, sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado. For more than a decade, the...

  • 'Friends' streaming release is a '90s nostalgia binge

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    On Jan, 1, Netflix released the complete, 10-season run of the hit NBC sitcom "Friends" on its streaming service, opening up a scrunchie-shaped portal in the space-time continuum to an era of big phones, high waistbands and a Smelly Cat. For fans who lived the prime-time phenomenon...

  • More Americans suffer from digital eye strain

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Remember Mom yelling at you to scoot back from the TV because it would ruin your eyes? In today's device-driven world, policing a child's screen time is a more complex issue. Studies show that children and teens use electronics - cellphones and tablets, TVs and gaming devices - about...

  • Pursuit of dreams is a common theme in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    The message at the heart of Paul Gilbertson's life story so far rings a bit like a kitten poster: Follow your dreams and you'll find happiness. For the 58-year-old father of four from Wisconsin, it wasn't so much about pursuing a dream as one dream after another. He biked from Greece...

  • GOCA121 exhibit shows at UCCS aftermath of Fukushima Daiichi in image

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    On March 11, 2011, an earthquake-triggered tsunami caused the meltdown of three reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, leading to mass evacuations, environmental contamination and the planet's most devastating nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. Cleanup of a...

  • Colorado Springs salon founder featured in CBS' 'Undercover Boss'

    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    When Gina Rivera, owner of Phenix Salon Suites, got word that her business would be featured on "Undercover Boss," the hit CBS reality series, she was elated - for her husband. "When Jason called me at work to tell me they picked us, I was so excited for him. I said, 'This is...

  • SudSisters: What can be learned from a year of beer?

    Updated: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    One year ago, a group of intrepid Colorado Springs craft beer fans - many of them friends and long-distance runners - set out to do the implausible: drink a different beer each day for an entire year. We introduced you to a few of the 365 Beers of 2014 members in September, and since...

  • Colorado Springs team's adventure show premieres on PBS

    Updated: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    For its first series for Rocky Mountain PBS, "Hittin' the Road," the Colorado Springs nonprofit production company Rocky Mountain Adventure Quest set out to do just that - find and feature the region's unique and defining adventures. "We formed our nonprofit to educate and motivate....

  • Holiday village expands, in miniature, in Colorado Springs

    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Just before their first Christmas together as a married couple in 1976, Barbara and George Millholland purchased three houses, a church, a post office and a grocery store - miniature versions, that is. The decorative pieces went up inside their home in Maryland as a celebration of the...

  • Colorado Springs pets featured in 2015 calendars

    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    It's a good thing dogs don't grasp the concept of time. If they did, Precious Ginger Lee might be even more of a diva. A photo of the pure bred shih tzu, taken when she was a puppy, is the featured "dog of the day" for Aug. 3 in Workman Publishing's "365 Puppies-A-Year 2015 Wall...